Udon Noodles and a Matcha Parfait

For dinner one night my sister and I stopped by Mimikou, a curry udon restaurant. To drink, I ordered the Umeshu Highball – a Japanese plum liquor with soda. Udon are thick wheat noodles. The restaurant serves Kyoto-style udon with a flavorful curry sauce made from curry powder thickened with a Japanese soup stock called…

A Vegan Japanese Cooking Class with Tokyo Cook

My sister booked a Vegan Japanese Cooking Class with Tokyo Cook one morning. The private class took place inside Restaurant Shojin Sougo located on the third floor of the Roppongi Green Building in Roppongi, Tokyo. Our instructor, Yoko Goto, was wonderful. The class was fun, informative, and well-organized. Our vegan meal was absolutely delicious! It…

An Unagi Lunch and Vegan Dessert

It was our second day in Tokyo and after a very interesting night exploring Shinjuku, we got ready to go out for something to eat. I have to mention how much I loved the Japanese-style shower room and amazing Japanese heated toilets. Once you go Japanese toilet, it’s really hard to go back. We walked…

Veggie Heaven Teaneck

A dinner out with my sister means going to a vegan-friendly restaurant. We went to Veggie Heaven in Teaneck one Friday night. I remember going to the Montclair location years ago where we enjoyed all the vegan Chinese dishes. There was a time when the thought of a vegan meal would cause utter disappointment, but…

A Beyond Burger Night

My (vegan) sister has been looking forward to trying The Beyond Burger from Beyond Meat for quite a while. One day, we finally went to Whole Foods to buy the plant-based burger patties, buns, fries, and a couple other burger essentials. Was this the ultimate vegan burger? Could the Beyond Burger truly satisfy a meat-eater?…

Dada Kafe

There were plenty of restaurants near our hotel in Chiang Mai, but there was one place we returned to over and over again because the food was super fresh and tasty. Dada Kafe made for a wonderful breakfast and lunch. They also had plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. It was a small cafe…

Beyond Sushi

I’m always down for a sushi fix, but vegan sushi? It would be a first for me. My sister was in town and she wanted to try Beyond Sushi. They offer vegetarian and vegan sushi, noodles, dumplings, and dessert. It sounded interesting, so we headed to the midtown west location. The place is small with…